[Note 008.7]

The hero has been taken for the pimp or partner in crime of the heroine. The description of the gardens written during the 1870s said "This is the maddest place in London after ten o'clock in the evening. Until that hour, the middle class of London citizens, shop-keepers, tradesmen, and clerks, and their wives and sweethearts have possession of the Gardens; but at that hour they leave the place, and from thence until one and two o'clock in the morning, Cremorne is in the possession of Lost Women and their male friends and abettors."

London Parks & Gardens Trust http://www.londongardenstrust.org/features/cremorne.htm